More neonictoids

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  1. Ray

    Ray Member

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    http://www.michiganbees.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/20130318_Canadian-Bee-Mortalities.pdf

    Evaluation of Canadian Bee
    Mortalities that Coincided with
    Corn Planting in Spring 2012


    In the spring and summer of 2012, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency
    (PMRA) received a significant number of honey bee mortality reports from the provinces
    of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. A portion of these
    mortalities were determined to be associated with spray drift, however, an unusually high
    number of reports of honey bee mortalities were received from beekeepers in corn
    growing regions of Ontario and Quebec.

    This is probably old news for some, but with corn planting underway in the south........
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thank you for the notice. One of the local farmers plowed, guess he's quit trying to sell his land off for a shopping center... I'll keep an eye.
     

  3. ApisBees

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    Thanks for posting the article. Interesting to me as corn is grown for silage to feed dairy and beef cows in the area.
     
  4. Daniel Y

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    I received this from Catch the Buzz yesterday.

    Today, a year after groups formally petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), four beekeepers and five environmental and consumer groups filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court against the agency for its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides. The coalition, represented by attorneys for the Center for Food Safety (CFS), seeks suspension of the registrations of insecticides that have repeatedly been identified as highly toxic to honey bees, clear causes of major bee kills and significant contributors to the devastating ongoing mortality of bees known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The suit challenges EPA’s ongoing handling of the pesticides as well as the agency’s practice of “conditional registration” and labeling deficiencies.

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    The pesticides involved — clothianidin and thiamethoxam — are “neonicotinoids,” a newer class of systemic insecticides that are absorbed by plants and transported throughout the plant’s vascular tissue, making the plant potentially toxic to insects...

     
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  6. Gypsi

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    Cool. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Ray

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    what they gonna eat? money?